Martha has worked in and around the intersection of higher ed, open pedagogy, and digital technologies for 20+ years and has a national reputation for her work with Domain of One’s Own and the open digital storytelling community, DS106. Before arriving at Plymouth State University, she worked at the University of Mary Washington, most recently as the founding director of the Digital Knowledge Center, which provides peer tutoring and support to students working on digital projects and assignments. Prior to that, she worked in UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, helping imagine and administer various faculty and student development projects, including Domain of One’s Own and UMW’s Online Learning Initiative. She has taught classes in computer science, American studies, and digital studies and she has a BA in English from Mary Washington College and an MA in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.
“Martha [Burtis] was really helpful and flexible - she was ready to adjust things on the fly to meet our needs and expectations. She gave us a nice balance of active tasks, conversation, and individual work and reflection. I am super excited to do more of this kind of work in my teaching and help my colleagues try it out as well! Her fun "challenges" really got my brain rolling and helped me get outside my comfort zone, which is EXACTLY what I needed!” ~ 2018 Participant